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Lunch With Monet, Dinner With Jackson Pollock

Two new books focus on the culinary lives of these two artists. Turns out, their approaches to food provide a new way of thinking about their two very different approaches to art.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 23, 2015

You can see young musicians perform at a local venue this weekend or snag tickets for plays that will focus on violence against women.

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The Nearly Lost Story Of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

Before the Khmer Rouge regime, a thriving pop and rock scene adapted Western music heard on U.S. military radio stations. The documentary Don't Think I've Forgotten took 10 years to make.
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'Last Man' Will Forte On Beards, Comedy And Bruce Dern's Acting Advice

Forte tells Fresh Air about landing a job on Saturday Night Live and learning on the set of Nebraska that acting is "all about commitment."
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Of Fruit Hats And 'Happy Tropics,' A Renaissance For Carmen Miranda

The Brazilian performer was a huge hit with American audiences who loved her outrageous costumes and beautiful voice. But she's been less appreciated in her homeland — until now.
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In Its Season Finale, 'Fresh Off The Boat' Is Still Wrestling With Authenticity

Its fiercest critic, Eddie Huang, whose memoir inspired the show, says his life isn't recognizable in it. What's "real" or not is up for debate.
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.
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'People' Names Sandra Bullock, 50, World's Most Beautiful Woman

The actress is the oldest person to head the annual list. But as Clinton and Bush race for the White House, the news seems like deja vu — a vision from 1992.
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Gift Worth $400 Million To Art Institute Of Chicago Includes Works By Warhol

The donation was confirmed after the museum agreed to display the 42 paintings, silk-screens and sculptures for the next 50 years.
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Firehouses, Supervisor Salaries, Arts Funding: Choices Pile Up In Northern Virginia Budgets

Things are changing in jurisdictions like Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County. The people who decide on local government budgets have had to make changes, too.

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